Photo of Hector Lombard via Bellator.
That didn't take long.
The bout was confirmed on Twitter by promotion President Dana White today and rumors have it that the contest will take place at UFC on Fox 4 on Sat., Aug. 4, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Lombard's only two losses have come by unanimous decision to Gegard Mousasi and Akihiro Gono in fights that took place nearly six years ago. He has 24 finishes, including 17 (T)KO stoppages in 31 wins.
He's been called everything from professional can-crusher to top five middleweight in the world. Now we get to find out first hand if he can really swim with the sharks.
Stann, one of many names floated for "Shango's" Octagon debut, is one of the very best 185-pound fighters the world's largest fight promotion has to offer. He was last seen destroying Alessio Sakara via first round, ground-n-pound knockout in Stockholm, Sweden, at the UFC on FUEL TV 2 event this past April 14.
Prior to that he was 3-1 in his last four. His only defeat came at the hands of top middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen.
Really, this is about as tough a test as the company could find for Lombard. Anyone think he's in for a long night? Or will he shock the world and send the super soldier back to the loser's line?
UFC on Fox 4 is set for the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and goes down on Sat., Aug. 4, 2012. Lombard vs. Stann has yet to be officially confirmed and as of yet is the only bout rumored for the card at this time.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.